First week in Taipei!

First week in Taipei has been overwhelming. In a positive way. So much has happened that I don’t even know where to start… Also this whole blog writing thing is all new to me  O.O

Maybe I should start by introducing myself. My name is Jatta and I’m a midwife student. I have already studied three years nursing and midwifery and done almost all of the theory and practical studies. Last autumn I got this crazy idea to save some of my last practices and go somewhere far far away to complete my studies. I think teachers were not that happy about me going exchange to do specializing practices so they recommended I should go Sweden or even better Åland :’D But I wanted to go to Asia and here I am in Taipei Taiwan.

Me and a third year nursing student Roosa arrived in Taipei last Monday 25.8.2014 Our flight was 16h long and went via Moscow and Hong Kong. Also our luggage didn’t travel with us beyond Hong Kong, but that’s a whole different story. Our arrival was extremely well coordinated. Miriam Chou, National Yang Ming University’s international coordinator, send us a detailed directions of how to get to Yang Ming University from airport and was waiting for us at the international office. She had organized a welcoming lunch with school director Tang, assistant professor Wang and other important persons. We also met some nursing students at lunch who helped us with literally everything!

 

Women dormitory 1

Women dormitory 1

View from the mountains of Yangmingshan National Park

View from the mountains of Yangmingshan National Park

Since our arrival we have been in Yangmingshan national park, Shilin night markets, some exciting food places, Taipei zoo, Maokong Gondola ride and many other interesting and beautiful places. Nursing students from Yang Ming University have been extremely helpful and great at introducing us to the city and culture (and food!). It has all been really exciting! From the moment iIstepped out of the airplane I felt like this is the place to be. At Monday I’ll start the practical training at labor room and I think you can all guess… I’M SO EXCITED!!! 8)

Sunset  at my new home <3

Sunset at my new home <3

Till next time, Jatta